Sheriff Fred A. Bigalow

Sheriff Fred A. Bigalow

Niagara County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Monday, June 19, 1944

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Fred A. Bigalow

Sheriff Bigalow was succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to arrest a suspect. The suspect had been located in a hayloft of a barn and the sheriff was shot when he climbed onto the loft. Sheriff Bigalow was transported to Lockport City Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day. The suspect committed suicide a short time later.

Sheriff Bigalow had been sheriff for 9 years and he was survived by his wife, mother, and brother. His late father had also served as Niagara County Sheriff.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 18, 1944
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 19, 2015

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